David Lopez

David Lopez 89 of Torrance, CA passed away early in the morning at his home on May 14, 2020. Born September 7, 1930 he was the son of Manuel & Herminia “Minnie” Lopez and a brother to 10 siblings. Commander of The Korean War Veterans Chapter #56 since 1996, David served as a part of the 24th Division, 19th Infantry Regiment. He earned commendations including a Purple Heart, Korean Presidential Unit Citation and a Combat Infantry Badge. He was also a lifelong member of the Mercer-Prieto Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2043. Although David was a longtime resident of Torrance, his heart never left his hometown of Santa Paula. He was a community pillar, family member and friend to so many. His boisterous laugh, his love of singing and his commitment to honoring the memory of fellow Veterans are memories that will ensure his legacy with those who will miss him most.